Arguably one of the coolest parts of the August start date option is the Winter Vacation! It begins roughly mid-Jan, and tends to last for about 4 weeks (could however be anywhere from about 3 to 8 weeks). Salary is paid, in full, throughout it’s duration (except for those on the ‘Shanghai Pacican’ option). You are free to travel both within and outside of China. Many teachers take this opportunity to explore the wonders of South East Asia. Indeed, while over that side of the world, it becomes very tempting to visit the likes of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Nepal, Japan, Korea, Indonesia or the Philippines. And why not!